from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, living on, or coming from the southern side of the Alps.
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- adj. On this side of the Alps (with respect to Rome, therefore the south side).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. On the hither side of the Alps with reference to Rome, that is, on the south side of the Alps; -- opposed to transalpine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated on this side of the Alps, with regard to Rome—that is, on the south of the Alps: opposed to transalpine.
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- adj. on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps
A drummer with a gold-mounted elk's tooth dangling from his chain ogled her, so she sat very prim of back, gazing out over flying villages that were like white-pine toys cut in the cisalpine Alps and invitingly more clipped and groomed than the straggling Indiana towns of yesterday.
The confidence of the Milanese redoubled when they learned that he had promised the members of the assembled clergy to maintain the catholic worship and clergy as already established, and had compelled them to take the oath of fidelity to the cisalpine republic.
It was as the faint perfume of the spring wafted up to a prisoner in some stern fortress, as the first gentle sweetness that rose from the enchanted lakes of the cisalpine country to the nostrils of the war-hardened Goths as they descended the last snow-slopes in their southern wandering -- an anticipation that seemed already a memory, a looking forward again to something that had been already loved in a former state.
African, perhaps, irritant certainly to cisalpine eyes, he undoubtedly attained the colouring you associate with sun-stroke, only possible under a sun in which dead things rot quickly.
(Circum also takes the form circu, as circuit.) Cis, on this side, as cisalpine.
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Mago, in cisalpine Gaul, was too far off to render aid.
Inconsistencies and nonparallelisms abound: cisatlantic is in but not cisalpine; tramontane but not cismontane; poikilothermal but not homoiothermal.
Theiner: Histoire des deux concordats de la république française et de la république cisalpine conclus en 1801 et 1813, entre Napoléon Bonaparte et le Saint-Siège.]